In order to obtain a B.S. degree in Paramedic Technology from USF, you must complete an accredited EMT-Paramedic Program and a total of at least 128 semester hours from USF (including 44 semester hours of blanket credit). After you complete the EMT-Paramedic Program and pass the exams, the credits from that program will be transferred back to USF and you will be awarded a bachelor's degree upon completion of USF's graduation requirements. An individual who is already a certified EMT-Paramedic may receive the appropriate blanket credit in EMT-Paramedic Technology at USF after satisfying all of USF's requirements to receive the degree.

The University of Sioux Falls is affiliated with the Avera McKennan EMT-Paramedic Program. We cannot guarantee admittance to any approved program, as each program has its own requirements and standards which must be met by the student. However, students who successfully complete USF's requirements will be in a competitive position to be accepted into an EMT-Paramedic Program. 

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Biology of Microorganisms (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Anatomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Physiology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - Introduction to Chemistry (4 s.h.) or
    • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry II (4 s.h.) or
    • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - Intro to Organic & Biochemistry (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Medical Terminology (1 s.h.)

COLLOQUIUM

Complete two semesters of one of the following courses.

  • - Biomedical Research and Clinical Literature Review (0-1 s.h.)

ELECTIVES

Complete 8 s.h.

  • - Environmental Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Botany (4 s.h.)
  • - General Zoology (4 s.h.)
  • - Genetics (4 s.h.)
  • - Cell Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Ecology (4 s.h.)
  • - Immunology (4 s.h.)
  • - Histology (4 s.h.)
  • - Developmental Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Topics/Biology **Designated Honors Course** (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (0-4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Intro to Organic & Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • - Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Physical Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Quantitative Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • - Laboratory Management (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Topics (3 s.h.)
  • - Bonding and Structure **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Instrumental Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • - Research in Chemistry (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Research in Chemistry (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Stats and Mechanics of Materials (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Perspectives on Natural Sciences (3 s.h.)
  • - Physical Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Earth Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Astronomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Physics for Poets (4 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Internship (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Secondary Methods in Nat Science (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-4 s.h.)

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